In my earlier posts I hinted that I suspected several seemingly unconnected linkages were relating basically the same story that had become impossibly
distorted due to time.
It is hard to connect the dots but I felt that the following stories were in some way linked.
The Merovingian’s because of a persistent story that a progenitor of this royal family was a certain Meroveus reputed to be a descendant of either
the legendary King Pallas sea king of Arcadia or a mysterious sea creature known as the Bistea Neptunis.
Depending on your point of view the numerous statues of the Black Isis or the Virgin Mary whose epithet was the Stella Maris.
The several stories connecting certain royal lines with shape shifting spouses that turned into Mermaids.
The mysterious Nauts whose epithet was the ancient mariners and their connection with Paris and Notre Dame on an island shaped like a boat.
The story of King Arthur, Guinevere, the Lady of the Lake, Avalon and Merlin.
Then there is the following story which in my opinion is a suspiciously contrived fairy tale.
She was born in Nanterre and moved to Paris after encountering Germanus of Auxerre and Lupus of Troyes and dedicated herself to a Christian life.
In 451 she led a "prayer marathon" that was said to have saved Paris by diverting Attila's Huns away from the city. When Childeric I a
merovingian besieged the city in 464 and conquered it, she acted as an intermediary between the city and its conqueror, collecting food and convincing
Childeric to release his prisoners.[
‘Odysseus and the island of Cephallenia which some believe fit the description of Ithaca and the legendary story of Cephalus. Odyssseus the ancient
mariner who was for me was the main character in the Trojan War and the Trojan horse a symbol for Poseidon.
An aition explaining the name of Cephallenia and reinforcing its cultural connections with Athens associates the island with the mythological figure
of Cephalus, who helped Amphitryon of Mycenae in Arcadia in a war against the Taphians and Teleboans. He was rewarded with the island of Same,
which thereafter came to be known as Cephallenia. Could this be another allusion to the Trojan war?
Cephalonia has also been suggested as the Homeric Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, rather than the smaller island bearing this name today. Robert
Bittlestone, in his book Odysseus Unbound, has suggested that Paliki, now a peninsula of Cephalonia, was a separate island during the late Bronze Age,
and it may be this which Homer was referring to when he described Ithaca. Cephalonia is also referenced in relation to the goddess Britomartis, as the
location where she is said to have 'received divine honors from the inhabitants under the name of Laphria
Then there is Helen of Sparta situated in Arcadia whose epithet was the face that launched a thousand ships.
Herodotus adds weight to the "Egyptian" version of events by putting forward his own evidence—he traveled to Egypt and interviewed the priests of
the temple of (Foreign Aphrodite, ξείνης Ἀφροδίτης) at Memphis. According to these priests, Helen had arrived in Egypt shortly after
leaving Sparta, because strong winds had blown Paris's ship off course. King Proteus of Egypt, appalled that Paris had seduced his host's wife and
plundered his host's home in Sparta, disallowed Paris from taking Helen to Troy. Paris returned to Troy without a new bride, but the Greeks refused
to believe that Helen was in Egypt and not within Troy's walls. Thus, Helen waited in Memphis for ten years, while the Greeks and the Trojans fought.
Following the conclusion of the Trojan War, Menelaus sailed to Memphis, where Proteus reunited him with Helen.
In Greek mythology, Proteus[pronunciation?] (Πρωτεύς) is an early sea-god or god of rivers and oceanic bodies of water, one of several deities
whom Homer calls the "Old Man of the Sea". Some who ascribe to him a specific domain call him the god of "elusive sea change," which suggests
the constantly changing nature of the sea or the liquid quality of water in general. He can foretell the future, but, in a mytheme familiar to several
cultures, will change his shape to avoid having to; he will answer only to someone who is capable of capturing him. From this feature of Proteus comes
the adjective protean, with the general meaning of "versatile", "mutable", "capable of assuming many forms". "Protean" has positive
connotations of flexibility, versatility and adaptability. The earliest attested form of the name is the Mycenaean Greek 𐀡𐀫𐀳𐀄 po-ro-te-u,
written in Linear B syllabic script.
The story that Schliemann’s grandson was bequeathed an object found during the excavation of Troy that mentioned the name Atlantis.
The Morini tribe The tribe's name Morini is thought to be Celtic meaning "those of the sea". It is apparently derived from the suffix -no- (like
other Celtic peoples Ruteni, Santoni, Turini or Tigurini) and the Celtic word mori meaning "sea", mentioned in the Vienna Glossary as more
translated into Latin as mare "sea". Another derived word morici exists and is translated into Latin as marini "sailors". The variation morici is
found in Aremorici "those who live in front of the sea" (Celtic are "in front of", "along"). Morini represents another variation. Mori is a
close relative of Welsh môr, Breton and Cornish mor, Irish muir. The Indo-European prototype was perhaps *mori (or less probably *mari) that gave
also birth to Germanic *mari or *meri : English mere, German Meer.
Then there is Nehalennia who’s only apparent connection to the above is with the sea and the proximity of a statue of Neptune and a ship. The
general trend is one of myths relating to the sea and mariners.
The god of the sea was Poseidon and he is linked with Atlantis.
The god Poseidon received Atlantis, an island larger the Libya and Asia combined. He chose for a wife the mortal woman Cleito, and with her begun the
royal family of Atlantis.
Is it possible that this ancient mythological lineage survived in some form and the myths provide a glance behind the curtain?
I understand this idea is way out there and arguable contrived to the point of ridiculousness but I believe that the stories have a consistent thread
throughout them and I suspect that the goddess Nehallenia may have provided an unlikely key to putting the jigsaw together.
Whether, the key fits the lock depends on the authenticity of the The Oera Linda Book which provides the explanation as to why all the above are
Is it not reasonable to theorize that the cult of Nehallenia must have been quite widespread in the coastal areas of France, Belgium and Holland and
must have left some mythological traces not extinguished by the new faith of Christianity?